I´m a Lufthansa F/A and all of the 300 TXL
based PA F/A´s transferred from PA to LH
after they took over the Berlin operations.
Every once in a while it happens that I fly with or just run into some of them.
So my info is first hand!
Let me asure you that they were definetley not all German or European Nationals. They in fact had some Americans there and they were not all specifically hired for the IGS. Some simply transferred from other US and European bases or even from BOM or NRT
Of course most of the TXL
based F/A´s were Germans, which made sense, but not all of them. But what is true, is that they all needed to be able to speak at least conversational German and that they only flew the IGS routes and the 727 an A310 and had their own little seniority list.
One of the former Pan Amers here at LH
is particularly legendary: SONDRA!!!
A beautiful black lady with charisma, class, style and grace!!!
Well, these days are over!
Interesting to see, where all the European based Pan Am F/A´s went to:
F/A´s are now with LH
F/A´s with UA
and the WAW
F/A´s with DL
Delta even kept the base in WAW
for as long as they still operated internal European routes, when they closed the base they sponsored the polish F/A´s for greencrads and they all transferred to US bases!